# YC - Metric System - Land

## 32 terms · Metric system

### Cubic centimeter

a derived unit of volume

### meter ruler

tools used to measure length

### centi

the SI prefix meaning .01 or one hundreth

### milli

the SI prefix meaning .001 or one thousandth

### thermometer

tools used to measure temperature

### liter

unit used to express volume

### kilograms

the basic SI unit of mass

### mass

the amount of material in an object

tools used to measure volume

### second

the SI unit of time

### kelvin

the SI unit of temperature

### SI

the worldwide system of measurement

### meter ruler

the basic SI unit for length

### kilo

the SI prefix meaning 1000 or one thousandth

### volume

the amount of space occupied by an object

### mass

the amount of matter in an object

### celcius

temperature scale of most lab thermometers; based on boiling and freezing points

### weight

measures the pull/force of gravity

### density

measures the compactness of matter

### cubic centimeters

the volume of small solids (ie. marbles) is best measured in

### milligram

the amounts of matter in vitamins and minerals your body daily need are best measure in

we have used this tool in class to measure the amount of water

### triple beam balance

we have used this in class to measure the mass of a penny

### 4x2x1

how do you measure the volume of an object that is 4 cm long, 2 cm wide and 1 cm high?

### 38

3.8 meters equals how many decimeters?

### 4.3

430 millimeters equals how many dL

### .00043

430 millimeters equals how many kL

### 3800

380 cm equals how many mm

### liter

which is largest; deciliter, microliter or liter

### centimeter

which is smallest; meter, dekameter or centimeter

### kL

kiloliter is abbreviated as

### Gg

Gigagram is abbreviated as